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Thread: Solution To Dealing With Troublesome/Located Too Far Away SM Repair Dealers; DIY

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    Solution To Dealing With Troublesome/Located Too Far Away SM Repair Dealers; DIY

    I have noticed many other threads detailing problems mainly finding someone to simply tune up a sewing machine even taking advantage of an unsuspecting trusting customer discussed further here. Years ago, I had a limited working relationship with the local sewing machine repair shops (there were 2) in my area. Over the years, one retired and another tried to sell his business (with no success), then closed forever with no other shop available nearby.

    So I decided to go the only option available to me; buy simple, but durable, mechanical sewing machines (i.e. Janomes), and service it myself as needed. When the sewing machine breaks down after a long spell (10-20 years or so), replace it with another new one. How to accomplish this feat yourself? See below for the 2 information sites online where you can experience and follow along yourself (it really works)!


    Preventive Sewing Machine Maintenence


    Simple Monthly Sewing Machine Maintenence

    Lastly, An Old Sewing Machine (the same model and make as my first one I owned) being serviced. I got into the habit way back then to care for it just like the one being shown here: http://sewingschool.org/2011/05/19/b...ng-and-oiling/ My own sewing machine finally gave out and died after 25 years of heavy, constant sewing. So servicing it yourself does pay off in the end.

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    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
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    I have this sewing machine from the 70's....still going you can't beat kenmores I don't care who makes them...
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

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    Thanks for the links, I just inherited my old machine from high school days, mid 50's, it's a Japan made 15-91 clone and still stitches beautifully. But I would like to do some cleaning myself.

    After working two days to keep it from shredding and breaking thread, adjusting tensions, and anything else I could think of...I finally switched to a thread holder and now it sews fine. Guess they dont wind the thread on spools like they used too.


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    Thank You for the info. I have a Janome and you just saved me a service call. my dealer said never oil them but your article shows how. Tried it and now machine runs smooth and quiet.
    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind see.
    mark Twain

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    Thank you - very helpful!!

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